Christmas Traditions from the Vikings – AleHorn – Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

By:  Alehorn.com CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS FROM THE VIKINGS Happy yule, everyone! The Yuletide was originally celebrated by ancient Germanic peoples including Celts and Vikings, and by others all around Europe, long before the Christian Holiday. In Scandanavia in particular, Yule celebrations predate the celebration of Christmas as we know it by thousands of years. As Europeans … Continue reading Christmas Traditions from the Vikings – AleHorn – Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

Why Does Santa Claus Give Coal to Bad Kids? | Mental Floss

BY MATT SONIAK ISTOCK/BONCHAN The tradition of giving misbehaving children lumps of fossil fuel predates the Santa we know, and is also associated with St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, and Italy’s La Befana. Though there doesn't seem to be one specific legend or history about any of these figures that gives a concrete reason for doling out … Continue reading Why Does Santa Claus Give Coal to Bad Kids? | Mental Floss